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Cryptosis—Bionic Swarm (Century Media)

On Bionic Swarm, Cryptosis sounds like what you would imagine a killer prog metal band to sound like out of Bladerunner’s universe. The Dutch trio’s (formerly known as Distillator) debut album under the new moniker is equal parts futuristic, brooding, and most importantly, human. Bionic

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Enforced—Kill Grid (Century Media)

One of the great things about a new band putting out a great debut album is the anticipation for the follow up—hoping that the people involved can put lightning in a bottle a second time and deliver something just as good, if not better, than

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Episode 313: Favorites of 2020

We talk music favorites from God’s least favorite year: 2020, featuring the following phrases:    * “What IS a power trio?” * “That’s why I’m here is to shove shit down your throat, motherfucker!” * “I love this album so much I can’t even put it into words…”  

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Episode 312—Relaxxxx

The guys sit down to put things into perspective, post-election yet mid-pandemic, and talk music that is prescriptively relaxing. Plus, new music from: #Daturus, AC/DC, System Of A Down, & Cloudkicker! [iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/17003090/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/717181″ height=”100″ width=”” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

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Episode 312—Relaxxxx

The guys sit down to put things into perspective, post-election yet mid-pandemic, and talk music that is prescriptively relaxing. Plus, new music from: #Daturus, AC/DC, System Of A Down, & Cloudkicker! [iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/17003090/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/717181″ height=”100″ width=”” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

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Episode 311: Phobia Songs

New Episode – Phobia Music!We talk needles and clowns and even farts in another chapter of #OctoberVibes. Plus: new music from #defacist, Larkin Poe, and Cryptic Shift!

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Episode 310: Satan

Pandemic talk Best Horror Movies for Kids “What is it you see in this cuz I don’t get it” Crossroads Ralph Macchio Bowling snob Jobee Episode 310: Satan Pandemic talk Best Horror Movies for Kids “What is it you see in this cuz I don’t

13 Scary Songs You Might Actually Enjoy

Words by Jeff Nale (@JeffNale) There are two schools of thought when it comes to music that pairs with Halloween: shtick or horror. Shtick is palatable, but far and away safe, and categorically not scary (see: Bobby Pickett). The other end of the spectrum is

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Episode 309: Bandcamp w Jimmy the Worm

Hey, look – a new episode! In Episode 309, Jeff talks finding gold in them thar Bandcamp hills with comedian Jimmy Callaway! Make sure to buy all your BC music and merch on the first Friday of every month, and in the meantime Jeff &

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Episode 308: Catching Up with Pearl Jam

Hello Ringers! Long time! In this solo episode Jeff dives deep and hard into the catalogue of one of his true loves –– the mainstream, dulcet tones of Seattle’s second favorite band, Pearl Jam. For those of you who dropped off of PJ’s radar back in